Learning resources

You'll find plenty of learning resources about craft here on our website and when you visit.

There's lots to help you find out about  how the craft in our shop and exhibitions is made. Information is available in the gallery and here on the website.

You will find interesting facts, ideas and background material (see right for archived PDF resource notes) which can include historical, technical background information, biographies of craftmakers, definitions, facts about the craftwork, the general subject area or craft discipline..

We provide hands-on making activities in the gallery for visitors of all ages to create work in response to the exhibition.

Learning groups can also use our gallery for ARTSMARK and ARTS AWARD projects.

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Visit and learn in our gallery

Exhibition: Anita Reynolds - A Year on Dartmoor

19 May - 1 July 2018


Download: 'A Year On Dartmoor' - Exhibition Guide

Download:  'Year On Dartmoor' - Introduction

 

Find out: Exhibition & event information ...

Explore a selection of work by talented Devon artist Anita, including large-scale printmaking, painting and installation, supported by sketchbooks, mono-prints, photography and film. Anita is visiting all 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park and is representing her journey with artworks responding to Dartmoor and the ecology of its changing weather conditions. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm. Free.

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Anita Reynolds website                          Dartmoor 365 facts and legends website


SUBJECT AREAS: Art & Design; Design & Technology; History, Art, Design & Media (A, Dip. Foundation). Fine Art; Creative Arts; Graphic Design; Illustration; Painting; Photography; Visual Communications; Art History & Visual Culture; Glass Ceramics Metalwork Jewellery; Photography. (BA) Contemporary Crafts, Art & Design (BA, MA).

Book an introductory gallery tour of the exhibition or come for a self-led session with your students/group. The gallery has resources that contextualise the exhibition, including reference books with related art, crafts and design ideas.

Themes of the exhibition:

  • Landscape art and artists (line, gesture, mark-making, drawing, observation and imagination)
  • The printmaking process (monoprinting, monotypes)
  • Environment, ecoclogy and conservation, common land and historic land use. Geology, topography
  • Wilderness and moorland (place) as inspiration for poets and writers

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DIY: Our DIY making area in the gallery offers a hands-on crafting activity where you can make your own printing block and use ink to make prints and fill up our wildmoor landscape wall with natural patterns. Also make a personal thumbprint to hang on the wishing tree...
 

WHAT ELSE IS ON? 
31 May: Hands On - printmaking drop-in day. Free.
16 June: Meet the artist - Anita, in the gallery (10am-1pm), free.
17 June: A Way In - workshop day for makers
30 June: Meet the artist - Anita, in the gallery (2-5pm), free.

Other craft events and exhibitions...

 

Free entry to exhibitions. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF.  01626 832223

Images: Anita Reynolds, daily monotype print-sketches of Dartmoor landscape and plants; Controlled Burning installation
 


Kids in the galleryArranging a group visit

We are open daily 10am - 5.30pm and delighted to have visits from schools, colleges and community groups to our gallery. Please let us know in advance about your group visit - we can offer a short introductory tour and discuss any specialist needs. If there are over ten please ensure the group is accompanied by an appropriate number of adults. Tutors can download resources in advance from this page.

There is a cafe upstairs, adjacent and disabled parking and a large public park with playground just opposite our gallery.

To arrange a group/school visit please contact:

Philippa de Burlet (Education Officer):
01626 832223  
phil.deburlet@crafts.org.uk

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POLICIES & RESEARCH: Art, craft & design - reading for educators

The documents below can be viewed or downloaded, and provide current research evidence and guidance for promoting art, craft and design in an educational setting to improve all round performance - also positive effects of these subjects on health and well-being.

Aesop-PHE-Arts-in-health-evaluation-framework studyGreat art and culture for everyone_ACEFuture in the Making-Crafts CouncilArt and Design Education Guide-ACE
 
              
 
     
 
 
 


Powerful Partnerships (2018) is a website resource - collection of case studies, tools and research to help creative organisations achieve powerful outcomes for young people through partnership working, view here: https://www.anewdirection.org.uk/powerful-partnerships-resource-library?mc_cid=38cfe41162&mc_eid=5d130310b4


New evidence Briefing: The Arts, Health and Wellbeing 9 May 2018: cultural learning alliance

 

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week from the 14-20 May, CLA launched a new Briefing written in partnership with the children’s mental health charity a Place2Be.  Including a foreword from a Place2Be's President and Founder Dame Benita Refson, the briefing sets out why the arts make us happier and healthier and are key to supporting children’s good mental health. BRIEFING: 'Participating in the arts makes children happier and healthi'er


2017's Report 'Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbing' was the previous published document on the same theme, produced after two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists, arts administrators, academics, local government, ministers, policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament. 
 

Archived exhibition notes

PDF education notes dopwnload Made to Commission (Mar-May '18)



PDF education notes dopwnload Jerwood Makers Open (Jan-Mar 18)


PDF education notes dopwnloadDead on Arrival (Sept-Nov 17)
contemproary taxidermy craft


PDF education notes dopwnloadThe Summer Show 
(July-Sept 17)


PDF education notes dopwnload Off the Surface - contemporary embroidery
 (May-July 17)


PDF education notes dopwnloadPour Me '17 - the jug form (Mar-May)


PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh '17 - contemporary craft by new designer-makers (Jan-Mar)


PDF education notes dopwnloadSouvenirs from Home 
(Sept-Nov)

PDF education notes dopwnloadSouvenirs 
Info. Pt. 1 & 2


PDF education notes dopwnload
Pine Feroda-collaborative making
of large wood cut prints.
 
PDF education notes dopwnload

Make it OK! (Mar-May 16)
Stitch, textiles, upcycled media

 LAR. Print

PDF education notes dopwnload

Line Up (Jan-Mar 16)
Interior styling: still lives

PDF education notes download
Michael Honnor (Sept-Nov 15)
Painting & printmaking

PDF education notes dopwnloadFreehand (May-Jul 15)
Craft made in workshops

PDF education notes dopwnloadRe-making the Past (Mar-May 15)
Craft and archaeology

PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh'15 exhibitor info.


PDF education notes dopwnloadHome Ground (Oct 14)
Craft, locality, environment

PDF education notes dopwnloadMaterials Matter (June 14)
Raw material & craft

TEXTILES: How to... knit & crochet
CLAY: Modelling techniques 4 kids


PDF education notes dopwnloadBeyond the Book (May 2014)
'Book art' & bookworks

PDF education notes dopwnloadNarrative Remains (Jan 2014)
Words & making-resources


PDF education notes dopwnloadIntolace (Oct. 2013)
Lace-making exhibition


PDF education notes dopwnloadMake a Mark (Jul 2013)
Summer craft exhibition


PDF education notes dopwnloadTEN out of TEN (May 2013)
Craft Fair Winners

PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh, 2013
'Emerging makers'


PDF education notes dopwnloadCraft & Design courses
 SW college/uni list


PDF education notes dopwnload  Facts: Christmas
  Craft traditions


PDF education notes dopwnload  Rivers & Streams-Jem Southam
  Photography

PDF education notes dopwnload  Yarner Wood on show at Devon Guild
  Heritage & ecology of Yarner Wood

PDF education notes dopwnload  Reaching for Gold, Summer 2012
  Olympic facts

PDF education notes dopwnload  Flag facts 2012
  History & design

PDF education notes dopwnload  Engaging the Senses 
  What is 'Multi-sensory' craft?


  Blue-exhibition           PDF education notes dopwnload
  Indigo in ceramic & textiles

PDF education notes dopwnload 
  Ceramics: willow pattern


PDF education notes dopwnload  Voices, Jan-Feb 2012
  Textile facts: quilting


PDF education notes dopwnload  Signs for Sounds, Oct 2011
  Letterforming & calligraphy

PDF education notes dopwnload  Up-close, Mar-Apr 2011
  Printmaking facts

PDF education notes dopwnload
  Printmaking: a glossary


PDF education notes dopwnload  John Makepeace Furniture 2010
  Bio: a life in design


  PDF education notes dopwnloadTrees, wood
  & woodworking

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  Design: a glossary

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  Furniture: a history